Virtual Cooking Classes

Looking for the best virtual cooking classes for groups?

Our Online Cooking Classes via Zoom are fun and educational. Classes begin with a cocktail that you can sip while preparing two recipes that are curated around a unique culinary theme.

Group Virtual Cooking Class Schedule

Virtual cooking classes for groups are offered twice a month on Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm EST. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and are $39.99 CAD.

The class schedule is updated regularly to include new classes as they become available for registration so check back regularly!

Treat mom to fun Virtual Cooking Classes on Mother's Day!
Treat mom to fun Virtual Cooking Classes on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Italian Inspired Feast

Sunday May 8, 3-5pm EST

Celebrate Mother’s Day by cooking an Italian-inspired menu featuring an Aperol Gin Cocktail, Ricotta Gnocchi and Tahini Caesar Salad.

Our special Mother’s Day Cooking Class will feature an appearance by my own mom Janice! She’ll be playing the role of my cooking assistant. Join us as we prepare a few of our favourite recipes.

Register your mom for this class to offer her a fun and experiential Mother’s Day present or sign up yourself and have mom over for dinner that day to enjoy the homemade recipes you’ve made. It’s also a fun afternoon activity you can enjoy together in the kitchen!

  • Aperol Gin Cocktail
  • Ndunderi Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon Cream
  • Creamy Tahini Caesar Salad with Walnuts and Spiced Chickpeas

Best Virtual Cooking Classes For Groups

Looking to join a friendly community of food lovers who are eager to cook, bake and shake new recipes in the kitchen?

Join one of our fun and educational Zoom cooking classes and you’ll learn new cooking techniques while exploring a variety of tasty cuisines.

Our group virtual cooking classes are:

  • an easy way to expand your culinary repertoire and improve your cooking, baking and cocktail shaking skills
  • a great way to meet like minded food lovers
  • a tasty date night idea for couples
  • a thoughtful gift for anniversaries, birthdays, graduation and other special celebrations
  • a memorable way to share an online experience with friends, family and work colleagues
  • a fun “cooking in the kitchen cocktail party” you’ll want to experience every month
Dobbernationloves Group Virtual Cooking Classes are hosted by Andrew John Virtue Dobson from his kitchen in Toronto.
Dobbernationloves Group Virtual Cooking Classes are hosted by Andrew John Virtue Dobson from his kitchen in Toronto.

Dobbernationloves Virtual Cooking Classes

Dobbernationloves is a popular Toronto-based website that publishes daily recipes inspired by travel.

Founder and Publisher of Dobbernationloves, Andrew John Virtue Dobson hosts fun and educational virtual cooking classes from his home kitchen.

Each Zoom Cooking Class is $39.99 CAD and runs for 2 hours. Classes begin with a cocktail that you can sip while preparing two recipes that are curated around a unique theme.

The virtual cooking classes stream live from Toronto via Zoom on Sundays at 3pm EST and finish before 5pm so you can serve a fresh home cooked dinner to your family or friends.

Meal prep on Sundays so you can enjoy your dinner leftovers as an easy meal throughout the week!

Our 3 hour Group Virtual Cooking Classes are fun, educational, and easy to join on Zoom.
Our 3 hour Group Virtual Cooking Classes are fun, educational, and easy to join on Zoom.

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About The Host…

Andrew Dobson is passionate about food.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Hotel and Food Administration Program, specializing in courses like Fine Dining, Wine Oenology, Sensory Evaluation of Food, and Cultural Aspects of Food.

Andrew worked in commercial restaurants, bakeries and bars before becoming a food and travel journalist. Andrew has traveled to over 90 countries, writing about culinary tourism for Canadian newspapers like the Vancouver Sun and Metro Newspaper.

Andrew is considered an expert in the food and travel space, acting as a judge for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards and ambassador for brands like DK Eyewitness Travel, Air Canada, Pilsner Urquell, Canada Beef, Ontario Apple Growers, Absolut Vodka, Sol Cerveza and Appleton Rum.

Whether traveling on assignment to Switzerland or Savannah, Andrew explores each destinations unique culinary culture by interviewing local chefs, attending cooking classes, reviewing award winning restaurants, exploring local farmers markets and visiting producers like breweries, wineries, distilleries and cheese farms.

The recipes published at Dobbernationloves are inspired by Andrew’s lifelong love affair with food and travel. He’s enthusiastic to share a homemade meal with you so sign up for a fun virtual cooking class today!

Our Virtual Cooking Classes run for 2.5-3 hours and typically feature a cocktail, entree and appetizer or dessert.
Our Virtual Cooking Classes run for 2.5-3 hours and typically feature a cocktail, entree and appetizer or dessert.

Here’s How It Works

  • Review the Group Virtual Cooking Classes Schedule.
  • Once you’ve found a class that interests you, register for the class and mark your calendar.
  • After signing up for the Zoom cooking class you’ll be sent an email that includes a link to each recipe.
  • Review the recipe ingredients and required appliances to ensure you give yourself plenty of time to shop. You may need to prep a few ingredients before the class begins to review the notes so you’re ready to go.
  • On the day of, join the virtual cooking class by clicking on the Zoom link provided. Make sure to have your appliances out and ingredients organized.
  • Attendees can type questions on Zoom throughout the class and Andrew will answer them directly for the benefit of everyone in the class.
  • Once all of the recipes have been prepared we’ll enjoy a taste test together. Attendees are encouraged to comment on their favourite dishes, ask questions and comment on creative ways to tweak the recipe the next time you make it.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take pictures and video of their finished dishes to share in the Dobbernationloves Cooking Class Facebook Group.
Learn new kitchen hacks and master recipes from your favourite cuisines.
Learn new kitchen hacks and master recipes from your favourite cuisines.

Private Virtual Cooking Classes

We love customizing menus to perfectly fit a clients needs.

Virtual Cooking Classes are a great way for a group of friends or family to celebrate a special occasion together. Celebrate a birthday by cooking a family members favourite cuisine, or inspire your friends to get healthy with a vegetarian or vegan-themed class. Inspire the men in your life to roll up their sleeves in the kitchen with recipes featuring finger-licking-good Super Bowl snacks and appetizers that pair perfectly with a cold craft beer.

Private Zoom Cooking Classes also make for a fun and educational team building exercise for corporate groups looking to host an online employee appreciation event. What better gift can you give your favourite client than a tasty and interactive virtual cooking class?

Food and beverage brands can make use of Virtual Cooking Classes to showcase their products in consumer-focussed cooking demos or as part of an online media event.

Our private virtual cooking classes are offered to groups of any size. Contact us today to book your private class or to learn more.

Our fun Virtual Cooking Classes will have you shaking cocktails, cooking a variety of cuisines and baking the best desserts!
Our fun Virtual Cooking Classes will have you shaking cocktails, cooking a variety of cuisines and baking the best desserts!

Zoom Cooking Class FAQ

How do I join a class?

They’re hosted virtually on Zoom. You can join from your computer, tablet or phone.

How long is each class?

This will vary based on the recipes prepared in each class but expect to spend 1.5-2 hours with the group. We don’t want you to feel rushed. We encourage attendees at the end of each class to ask questions and share their comments on each dish.

What is the cancellation policy?

Attendees must give 48 hours notice to cancel. The EventBrite processing fee is nonrefundable.

Do you offer private virtual cooking classes?

Yes! Contact us if you’re looking to organize a private Zoom cooking class. We’ll work with you to create a custom menu that excites your culinary curiosities. Private virtual cooking classes are a great option for friends or family looking for a fun way to celebrate a special occasion or as a tasty corporate team building activity.

Do your Zoom cooking classes accomodate unique dietary requirements?

We cook a diverse selection of recipes. We host niche cooking classes for vegans and vegetarians throughout the year. If you are concerned about a food sensitivity issue feel free to contact us before registering for the course so we can confirm the ingredients are a good fit for you. Many recipes can be tweaked to accomodate dietary preferences and we’re happy to answer substitution/customization questions before or during the class.

What is included in the class?

You’ll receive the recipes before the class in an email that also outlines any food prep you may have to do in advance. Review the ingredient list of each recipe and required appliances to ensure you are ready to cook on the day of the class. Attendees enjoy a fun and educational virtual cooking class via Zoom. We encourage you to share your experience and ask follow up questions in the Dobbernationloves Cooking Class Facebook Group. We’re happy to help answer your questions once the class is complete.

Can I print out the recipe?

Yes, simply scroll down to the bottom of the article until you find the recipe card and click Print Recipe under the image of the dish.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipe?

Yes, scroll down to the recipe card and click on the number beside Servings to reduce or increase the yield of the recipe. If you’re preparing these recipes for a large family and want leftovers to feed the kids doubling the recipe is a great option. Or if you live alone and the recipe makes a large casserole for example, feel free to reduce the serving size to suit your needs.

A Taste Of Past Virtual Cooking Classes

Dobbernationloves launched virtual cooking classes for groups in February, 2022. Review some of our past online class menus to see what we had fun cooking!

Virtual Cooking Classes For Groups: Keep cozy in your kitchen by preparing a creamy Parsnip and Pear Soup.
Virtual Cooking Classes For Groups: Keep cozy in your kitchen by preparing a creamy Parsnip and Pear Soup.

Cozy Vegetarian Winter Recipes

Sunday February 27, 3-6pm EST

Prepare delicious vegetarian recipes that are a cozy comfort on a cold winter day. The recipes feature seasonal fruits and vegetables like shallots, apples, pears and parsnips as well as warming spices.

  • Apple Cider Whiskey Cocktail
  • Creamy Vegetarian Pear and Parsnip Soup
  • Caramelized Shallot Pasta
  • Ginger Banana Pear Muffins
Virtual Cooking Classes For Groups: An homage to the Swiss ski slopes includes the best chocolate cookies ever!
Virtual Cooking Classes For Groups: An homage to the Swiss ski slopes includes the best chocolate cookies ever!

Swiss Decadence

Sunday March 13, 3-5pm EST

Swiss food is famous for being over the top decadent and delicious! During the cold winter season Swiss families spend their days on the ski slopes then warm up by feasting on comfort foods featuring locally made cheese and chocolate.

  • Negroni Spritz Cocktail
  • Alplermagronen Swiss Mac & Cheese with Fried Onions, Bacon and Apple Sauce
  • Lindt Lindor Chocolate Cookies
Sip a mojito cocktail while cooking two of our favourite Vietnamese dishes.
Sip a mojito cocktail while cooking two of our favourite Vietnamese dishes.

Gluten Free Vietnamese Cooking

Sunday April 10, 3-5pm EST

Explore the fresh flavours of gluten free Vietnamese cuisine by cooking crispy tofu and a rice noodle bowl while sipping a mint muddled rum mojito.

  • Dark Rum Mojito Cocktail
  • Crispy Lemongrass Vietnamese Tofu
  • Bun Cha Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl
Join Virtual Cooking Classes for Vegetarians and Vegans to inspire healthy summer entertaining.

Vegetarian Summer Entertaining

Sunday April 24, 3-5pm EST

Get inspired for the summer entertaining season with vegetarian recipes featuring fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. A cucumber gin & tonic, easy Venezuelan guacamole, eye-poppin beet salad and strawberry cream cheese muffins.

  • Cucumber Gin and Tonic
  • Guasacaca Venezuelan Guacamole
  • Vegetarian Roasted Beet Salad with Grapefruit, Pistachio and Herbed Cream
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Dobbernationloves Virtual Cooking Class Testimonials

“The recipes that Andrew developed for our virtual cooking class were awesome, just delicious! The Italian dumplings were lots of fun, especially because I’ve been so unsuccessful previously at making homemade gluten free dumplings. The mushroom gorgonzola sauce was so creamy and rich.  It’s something you’d be proud to serve company. A great experience to see how it really should be done, and entertaining and fun. Plus you have a meal or two ready once you’re finished!”

Diana from Oakville

“Our gourmet group was looking for an alternative venue to meet and cook together as we have been unable to gather in our homes this past year, we hired Dobbernationloves, to lead us in an afternoon Virtual Zoom Cooking Class. Easy to follow along, we shared a fun, practical and educational afternoon at the same time being introduced to new cooking techniques, recipes and flavours.”

Jeanne from Oakville

“Life lived on Zoom – not great until Andrew enlivened our afternoon with an online cooking class.  Recipes sent ahead, so we were prepped, followed by an entertaining, educational and inspiring time cooking Italian Dumplings and an amazing beet salad. Great way to get recipes, pick up tips, and have fun.”

Joan from Oakville

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